Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Documentaries

The documentary format can be a great way to learn about, and be introduced to, a particular subject. Leach Library is always on the lookout for the latest documentaries to deliver to you. Documentaries are kept with books of the same subject so, for example, a DVD on World War II will be kept with books on World War II. Here are some of our latest acquisitions to the collection:

DVD 155.92 WE
We live in public. Indiepix Films, 2010. Reveals the complicated effects the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of artist, futurist, and visionary Josh Harris. Director Ondi Timoner documented more than a decade of Harris' increasingly tumultuous life and experiments, including one that involved living under 24-hour electronic surveillance, which led to his mental collapse.

DVD 200.973 GOD
Sheppard, Philip. God in America. 2010. Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more.

DVD 305.232 BAB
Babies. 2010. Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.

DVD 570.2 LIF
Life. 2010. Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive.

DVD 782.4216 DOO
When you're strange: a film about the Doors. 2010. The documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock band and provides new insight into the impact of its music and legacy.

Ghosts of Machu Picchu. 2010. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this Lost city of the Incas, yet it remains an enigma. NOVA joins a new generation of archaeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site

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